Tree sapling planted in sand

Donate to CHANCE

CHANCE is a non-profit organization and we couldn’t exist without the support of our many corporate sponsors, partners, and individual donors.

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Funds & Support

CHANCE has a few areas of our organization that are the focus of our financial needs. If you wish to have your donation earmarked for a specific area of support, please note the fund name on the donation form otherwise it will be put towards the area of greatest need.

Trees & Turtles Conservation Fund

This is our new community conservation effort for 2016 and beyond. Help financially support our reforestation and turtle rookery preservation efforts in Costa Rica, Panama, China, and Cuba. A donation of $10 will purchase 1 sapling for our field course participants to plant this summer. A donation of $10 will cover the cost of purchasing netting and wire to build 1 re-located turtle nest protective enclosures.

Field Course Fund

Help us defray the cost of our field courses for our participants. Donations made in 2017 will go towards reducing the overall participant costs for the 2018 field courses in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and Australia. This fund will go toward honoraria for our field scientists who devote endless hours carrying out authentic research with our participants.

CHANCE Online Modules

Development of a new online research module, The Future of the World’s Major Rivers, with our partners, Penn State Center for Science and the Schools, Teachers College – Columbia University, and Science Magazine. Students all around the globe will be able to virtually travel to select rivers around the globe to research and learn about their water sheds, and past, and present environmental realities.

General Needs

This area covers the usual expenses that go along with running any organization, such as technology needs, marketing, and administrative expenses.

How to Donate

Donate Online

Make a donation online through a secure form hosted by Penn State University. If you wish to designate a fund, please note the name of the Fund in the "Comments" box on the second page of the donation form.

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Donate by Mail

Make checks payable to: Pennsylvania State University. Please write “CHANCE” in the memo portion of the check along with the Fund you are supporting, so that donations are properly allocated. Along with your check, please mail the CHANCE donation form, which you can download here:

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Please mail donations to the following address:
Attn: Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin 
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Rd.
Center Valley, PA 18034

If you have any questions with regards to Federal Tax ID (501c3) or tax deductions, please contact Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin at